Category Archives: The Drill

They pretend it’s about language, but in reality it’s about content.

My good friend of many years, Msgr. Hans Feichtinger, has an excellent piece today at Crisis.   He puts his finger directly on the problems flowing from Germany and on the whole environment that spawned the Amazon Synod (“walking together”). Many … Continue reading

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Some reading for the road

As I prepare to make a trip, I find good reading is available. First, from The Catholic Thing: Drawing Bright Lines by David Carlin I’m an old man, and though I hope, and on certain days even go so far … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z maps weird things, connects dots, rants a lot, and offers an ACTION ITEM!

Yesterday evening I wrote about “creeping incrementalism” which can manifest in different ways, namely, the slow removal of things, until something is changed, and the slow addition.  Think of removing grains from a heap of sand until there is now … Continue reading

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UPDATED: United Nations published environment, population control children’s book called “Pachamama”

Do you know about the so-called “Sorites or Heap Paradox”? Imagine you have a heap of sand.  You begin one by one to remove the individual grains of sand.  One by one. QUAERITUR: At what point is that collection of … Continue reading

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Archbp. Viganò speaks: “We are in the grip of a religious chaos of gigantic proportion….” – a “satanic plan”

For all of us Catholics, the landscape in the Holy Church is becoming darker by the day. The ongoing progressive offensive portends a real revolution, not only in the way the Church is understood, but also in the apocalyptic images it … Continue reading

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QUINQUENNIUM ALERT – Robert Card. Sarah

In general, appointments in the Roman Curia tend to be ad quinquennium… for a five year period.   In ancient Rome, five-year periods were important for census taking, etc.: a lustrum.* As it turns out, His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah, was … Continue reading

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Ritual bowl for demonic Pachamama placed on St. Peter’s altar at closing Mass of #AmazonSynod

Robert Moynihan is a long-time vaticanista.  In his latest “Letter #59, 2019: In plain sight“, he looks into the pagan element worked into the closing Mass of the Amazon Synod (“walking together”).  We had speculated about whether or not the … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider on today’s “vacuum of prayer and adoration”. Fr. Z makes a plea to bishops and priests.

From his terrific new book… Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age US HERE – UK HERE   With my emphases: SCHNEIDER: The whole crisis in the Church, as seen after the Council, was manifest in an incredible inflation of … Continue reading

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A priest opines on the effect of optional priestly celibacy

I received this from a priest friend who, for reasons that are riotously obvious these days, desires anonymity. He reflects on the discussion of optional celibacy that the Amazon Synod is sure to push.  Of course the Germans, who are … Continue reading

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Amazon Synod and deaconettes?

You know that the issue of deaconettes is going to be raised at the Synod (“walking together”) on the Amazon. The former Prefect of the CDF, Gerhard Card. Müller responded to something a wacky S. American suggested, namely, that the … Continue reading

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Freemasonic, Gnostic, Satanic influences, tactics

A thought… One can recognize that Freemasonry is the Anti-Church in the following astonishingly frank witness of Giuliano Di Bernardo, Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge Gran Loggia Regolare d’Italia, which he gave during his television appearance on April 11, … Continue reading

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Mere days after meeting with Jesuit homosexualist, Francis witnesses pagan ceremony in garden

Mere days after Francis granted an audience to Jesuit Homosexualist Activist James Martin for a photo op, the same Francis sat in the Vatican gardens in front of a S. American totem of what very much appears to be a … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Fr. Z calls for prayer, fasting in defense of the Church

I lived in Rome for a long time.  I have a good feel for this place, since over many years I left a lot of blood, sweat and tears here. Since I’ve been back on this trip – the last … Continue reading

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Francis on priests in private Jesuit meeting: psych problems = rigidity = fixation on sex = clericalism = demonic

The ubiquitous Jesuit Antonio Spadaro is perhaps Francis’ closest adviser and gopher.  He is, among other, editor of La Civilta Cattolica and the administrator on his personal website, antoniospadaro.net, of a page dedicated to the homoerotic writer Pier Vittorio Tondelli. … Continue reading

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Card. Burke on the Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris, proselytizing, accusations

At La Nuova Bussola there is an interview with Card. Burke in English.  HERE Highlights… […] Proselytism means to impose your doctrine on others or to make becoming a member of the Church the condition for receiving material aid. This … Continue reading

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